LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Lake County officials have reopened Lampson Field to general aviation traffic after closing it last weekend due to the Scotts Fire.
The County Administrative Office announced that the airport had reopened as of 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Lampson Field airport had been closed to general aviation for three days in order to support aerial fire suppression efforts for the Scotts Fire, which on Wednesday morning remained at 4,618 acres, with containment at 75 percent.
The Scotts Fire began early Friday afternoon at the north end of Cow Mountain, west of Scotts Valley Road and east of Ukiah.
Cal Fire has used the airport as its helibase, according to Incident Commander Eric Hoffman.
Officials had implemented the closure at 7 a.m. last Sunday. It had been set to continue for five days unless modified.
The closure did not affect REACH Air Ambulance, which continued operations from Lampson Field.
Pilots using Lampson Field should be aware of an advisory caution through Thursday afternoon due to continued presence of fire equipment, with most of the activity concentrated near the taxiway, county officials reported.